Saturday, December 20, 2014

Praying for Common Ground at the Christmas-Dinner Table

By REZA ASLAN via NYT Magazine

A born-again Christian, a practicing Muslim and a militant atheist walk into a dining room.

Jane Pratt on Why Writing for Young Women Never Gets Old

By Interview by SUSAN DOMINUS via NYT Magazine

The women’s-magazine editor on the Internet, feminism and reading the comments.

Friday, December 19, 2014

“Kirk and Spock” was uploaded to Flickr

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Kirk and Spock was taken on December 19, 2014 at 04:10PM

A Boy Named Dana


Applicant ambiguity; bidding peace; window undressing.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mount Kenya’s Vanishing Glaciers

By Photographs by SIMON NORFOLK via NYT Magazine

With camera and torch in hand, the British photographer Simon Norfolk casts climate change's inexorable advance in a new light.

The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

By WIL S. HYLTON via NYT Magazine

Racked for years by a mysterious illness, the author of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” has defied the odds to write indelible works of history.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?


With Israel turning rightward and U.S. politicians following, what’s a left-leaning American Jewish voter to do?

“The Night Discloses a Waft Of Memories” was uploaded to Flickr

24th Street, Chinatown, Chicago

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The Night Discloses a Waft Of Memories was taken on January 23, 2013 at 06:46PM

In the Beginning

By TAMAR ADLER via NYT Magazine

Hors d’oeuvres that prepare the palate for the great work to come.

Bongwater - What Kind Of Man Reads Playboy? by Adfectus Affectus

The Power Of Pussy, 1990

“Abbot Kinney” was uploaded to Flickr

Venice Beach, LA. Abbot Kinney’s Wikipedia entry beins: Abbot Kinney (1850, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 1920, Santa Monica, California) was a developer and conservationist. Kinney is best known for his “Venice of America" development in Los Angeles. Artist: R Cronk

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Abbot Kinney was taken on February 02, 2013 at 02:43PM

What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs


Two years ago, Mayer was a Silicon Valley idol. Now she’s fighting to hang on at Yahoo. The inside story of how a C.E.O. lost her way.

“Venice Canal Historic District Postcard” was uploaded to Flickr

can someone give me enough money to buy a house there?

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Venice Canal Historic District Postcard was taken on February 02, 2013 at 02:51PM

“Perched On A Canoe - soft light” was uploaded to Flickr

Venice Canal Historic District, LA

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Perched On A Canoe - soft light was taken on February 02, 2013 at 02:51PM

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

“Frowns Could Lay In Wait - swirl” was uploaded to Flickr

goofing around in Photoshop with the Topaz Impressionism plugin

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Frowns Could Lay In Wait - swirl was taken on February 02, 2013 at 03:58PM

“Frowns Could Lay In Wait” was uploaded to Flickr

Entrance to the Getty Museum, LA

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Frowns Could Lay In Wait was taken on February 02, 2013 at 03:58PM

“Master of Kites” was uploaded to Flickr

Actual title and artist unknown. Venice Beach, LA

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Master of Kites was taken on February 02, 2013 at 02:43PM

Off Target on Toy Gun Regulation


Why you can’t blame realistic fake weapons for Tamir Rice’s death.

“History Is Myth” was uploaded to Flickr

Indeed it is. Usually, but not always, a mutually agreed upon myth. Venice Beach

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History Is Myth was taken on February 02, 2013 at 02:32PM

Monday, December 15, 2014

Knight of Cups | Official Trailer HD | FilmNation Entertainment by FilmNation Entertainment

Written & Directed by: Terrence Malick Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley ------ Visit FilmNation WEBSITE: Like FilmNation on FACEBOOK: Follow FilmNation on TWITTER:

Louis CK animation short by Louis C.K. written and performed by Louis CK Animation by Aarron Augenblick of Augenblick studios. They are a great bunch of people. ps. I don't hate my dad. It's a joke, dummy.

“iPod Classic Returned From The Dead” was uploaded to Flickr

What a pleasant surprise! Left it plugged in overnight on an underutilized iMac, and after it charged up the iPod Classic, went into recovery mode. Yayy, I have a working iPod Classic again… -- previously:

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iPod Classic Returned From The Dead was taken on December 15, 2014 at 12:12PM

“STP” was uploaded to Flickr

Venice Beach. One thing I’ve never had the opportunity to try.

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STP was taken on February 02, 2013 at 02:16PM